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Review: could Losartan cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Losartan potassium, and have Depression.

We study 12,749 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,914 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 14 people (0.11%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.03% of all the 55,254 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome0.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome71.43%28.57%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%18.18%18.18%63.64%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (3 people, 21.43%)
  2. Blood pressure abnormal (3 people, 21.43%)
  3. Sleep disorder therapy (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. High blood pressure (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Hypertension (2 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (11 people, 78.57%)
  2. Aspirin (4 people, 28.57%)
  3. Simvastatin (3 people, 21.43%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 21.43%)
  5. Atenolol (3 people, 21.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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